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There is a debate as to whether he was an Arab from Kufa who lived in Khurasan, or a Persian from Khorasan who later went to Kufa or whether he was, as some have suggested, of Syrian origin and later lived in Persia and Iraq”. In another reference al-Nadim reports that a group of philosophers claimed Jabir was one of their own members. Heinrichs, Brill, It shows a clear recognition of the importance of experimentation, bopks first essential in chemistry is that thou shouldest perform practical work and conduct experiments, for he who performs not practical work nor makes experiments will ib attain to the least degree of mastery.

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In total, nearly 3, treatises and articles are credited to Jabir ibn Hayyan. Retrieved 11 June Rowe, North Atlantic Books, Al-Hassan, Cultural contacts in building a universal civilisation: According to Ismail al-Faruqi and Lois Lamya al-Faruqi”In response to Jafar al-Sadik ‘s wishes, [Jabir ib Hayyan] invented a kind of paper that resisted fireand an ink that could be read at night.


Retrieved 14 June In other projects Wikimedia Commons. And Esoteric sciences “. After the Abbasids took power, Jabir went back to Kufa.

Retrieved 9 December Retrieved 23 May The general impression they convey is that they are the product of an occidental rather than an oriental mind, and a likely guess would be that they were written by a European scholar, possibly in Moorish Spain.

Al-Hassan pointed out that earlier Arabic texts prior to the 13th century, including the works of Jabir bin Al-Razialready contained detailed descriptions of substances such as nitric acid, aqua regia, vitriol, and various nitrates.

His connections to the Barmakid cost him dearly in the end. Imamology in Ismaili Gnosis. Journal of Comparative Poetics.

When that family fell from grace inJabir was placed under house arrest in Kufa, where he remained until his death. Born hayyaj Tushe later traveled to Yemen and Kufa where he lived most of his life. The Jabirian corpus is renowned for its contributions to alchemy. Kitab al-Kimya Kitab al-Sab’een Picatrix.

Jabir professed to have drawn his alchemical inspiration from earlier writers, both legendary and historic, on the subject. The seeds of the modern classification of elements into metals and non-metals could be seen in his chemical nomenclature. Bukhtishu family Ja’far al-Sadiq.

He invented an additive which, when applied to an iron surface, inhibited rust and when applied to a textile, would make it water repellent. Jabir states in his Book of Stones 4: It is therefore difficult at best for the modern reader to discern which aspects of Jabir’s work are to be read as ambiguous symbols, and what is to be taken literally. Names, Natures and Things. Islam’s Contribution to Science.


Retrieved 11 February Wikiquote has quotations related to: Medicine in the medieval Islamic world. Retrieved from ” https: Another group, reported by al-Nadim, says only The Large Book of Mercy is genuine and that the rest are pseudographical.

Johns Hopkins University Press. Critical Issues in Latin and Arabic Alchemy and Chemistrypublished as book by Olms in and as article by Centaurus journal in For other people known as Geber, see Geber. Holmyard says that Jabir proves by experiment that these are not ordinary sulfur and mercury.

Anawati, “Arabic alchemy”, in R.

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Iran and Philosophy”, Translated by Joseph H. In metals two of these qualities were interior and two were exterior.

urdj Le corpus des ecrits jabiriens. He has been described as “the father of early chemistry”. His works seem to have been deliberately written in highly esoteric code see steganographyso that only those who had been initiated into his alchemical school could understand them. A problem which historians of chemistry have not yet succeeded in solving is whether these works are genuine or not.